Pickens team wins volleyball tourney

PICKENS — One week after finishing 10th in the standings at the 108-team 13s tournament at the Mizuno Big South Volleyball Tournament in Atlanta, the Carolina One 13 Power Pickens team went undefeated in the 34-team Palmetto Regional Tournament in Charlotte, capturing

Carolina One 13 Power Pickens team, known as Fire, are front row, from left: Ali Pace and Hannah Campbell. Middle: Lauren Dow, Bailee Earnhardt, Katie Ann Ray and Amber Chapman. Back row: Coach Lillian Hendricks, Calie Covey, Megan Carpenter, Caroline Lucas, Alaina Craigo, Allison Yates and Coach Peggy Anthony.

the gold championship and the region title to finish the season.

Two years ago, the squad known as Fire finished fourth as an 11U team playing up in the 12s division, while last year finishing runner-up in the 12s.

“This year was their first to finish on top, and it was extremely thrilling,” head coach Peggy Anthony said.

At the Charlotte Convention Center on Friday, April 7, starting at six points each, Fire defeated Fort Mill 13 Green (25-17, 25-16) before beating Charleston Juniors 13 Red (25-15, 25-12). Beginning at four points each the next day, defeated by Fire were Intense 13 Elite Columbia (25-14, 25-12), Palmetto Strikers 13 Premier from

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